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Executive Vice President and Provost

The Creative UNIversity Conference & Celebration

The Creative UNIversity Conference and Celebration will showcase the creative work of students and faculty in all disciplines. Events include a series of interactive panel presentations on creativity and innovation, exhibits, a maker fair and research poster presentations. Steven Tepper, Vanderbilt University, will deliver a 12:30 p.m. keynote address on the Creative Campus Initiative. We welcome everyone from the university and the general community to attend this free event. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Attendees should feel free to bring a bag lunch or to take advantage of lunch opportunities in the Maucker Union.

Leadership For Diversity Inclusion Workshop

The Diversity Inclusion Workshop offers participants an opportunity to meet people from across campus with a community-building, highly interactive and positive skill-based approach. All students, merit staff, professional & scientific staff, administrators and faculty are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop is facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders and sponsored by the Offices of the President, Executive Vice President & Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice President for Administration & Financial Services. Lunch is provided. Participants must pre-register and be able to attend the entire day.

To register:

For assistance: Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco ( or 3-2517)

Panther Speakers-Communication Renovation: Little Fixes that Make a Big Difference

Noon - 12:45 pm, Virtual Presented by Jayne Witte, UNI associate professor of communication studies, this webinar will discuss healthy workplace relationships and the art of effective interaction. For more information visit Contact: Stacey Christensen; email:; phone: 319-273-6728

Panther Speakers-Crisis Management and Communication-A How-to Approach

Noon - 12:45 pm, Virtual Presented by James O'Connor, UNI executive director of University Relations, this webinar will take a practical, real-world approach to developing and implementing a crisis-communication plan that works. For more information visit Contact: Stacey Christensen; email:; phone: 319-273-6728

Farm Crawl 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Farm Crawl. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring the Cedar Valley and visiting the treasures of local farms that feed us. Farm Crawl is free and open to the public.

It is organized by UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education to highlight the importance and the necessity of locally grown foods and a vital and diverse local agriculture.

For more detailed descriptions and directions, go to , choose "Local Foods" and then choose "Farm Crawl."  Any Questions?  Call our local food staff at 319-273-7883

Farm Crawl 2013

The Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host a self-guided tour of 10 Cedar Valley farms. Learn how local farmers grow your food and manage their farms, find fun kids' activities and local foods to buy. Free and for all ages; no registration required.

Lecture: Newspapers and Decision-Making

Newspapers play an important role in a democracy by contributing to an informed public. Nancy Newhoff, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier editor, will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public (also presented Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30-4:40 p.m. in Oak Room, Maucker Union). Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.


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